In his book On Bullshit, Harry G. Frankfurt argues that the difference between lies and bullshit is that while a liar knows what the truth is and chooses falsehood, the bullshitter does not know the truth and does not care.
This is the problem in a nutshell. I’ve seen this first hand. Arguments about facts that make the theory seem less likely just bounce off boogymen appear from every corner. They become unreachable. Otherwise normal people who fully realize that Bill and Hillary Clinton were unable to conceal a blow job and an email server… Continue reading Trapped in a hoax: survivors of conspiracy theories speak out